Christian activists in Egypt circulated a picture that read “I am a Christian against insulting the Islamic religion” in Arabic and French, in solidarity with Muslims against the insulting statements of Islam made by French President Emmanuel Macron.
– mina elkofash (@elkofash) October 25, 2020
Several reactions emerged in support of the campaign, as Kyrollos Fouad said, “I am a Christian against insulting the Islamic religion. Freedom is not a mockery, but freedom is to break your mind from any harm to anyone, but to love everyone for nothing.”
While Ihab George Naseem said, “I am a Christian against insulting the Islamic religion. I firmly reject the insult to religions and religious symbols, and I am in solidarity with my Muslim brothers.”
What happens from France is never friendly against the Bible, humanity, and everything
This is called intellectual and religious decadence as well I am Christian and against insulting peace
— (@_famousv) October 25, 2020
She saw on Twitter that what is happening in France towards Muslims is not true at all, and against humanity and the Bible as well, describing it as a religious and intellectual decay, while another tweet said, “A Christian Muslim We are all brothers.”
Because I am a Coptic Christian, I respect my Coptic Muslim brother, respect the Islamic religion and its Messenger, and love all our Muslim sisters as my religion taught me (Love one another because God is love and I respect their mosques and Sheikhs
We are in a bond, in love, respect, and partners in one nation until the Day of Judgment. Our Lord will perpetuate love #Only_the Messenger of Allah_Oy_France pic.twitter.com/CoLP5o2XOn
— Abdelnour Nakhla🇪🇬🕊🇪🇬 (@AbdelnourNak) October 24, 2020
And the scope of calls to boycott French goods has expanded in many Arab and Islamic countries, in response to Macron’s statements regarding the offensive cartoons of the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.
And calls for a boycott of French goods, and hashtags defending the Prophet Muhammad – may God bless him and grant him peace – spread very widely on social media.
The insulting cartoons were displayed on Friday on government buildings in France, sparking widespread outrage in the Arab and Islamic world.
Yesterday, the French Foreign Ministry called for an immediate halt to the boycott campaigns of French products, and said that the boycott calls and attacks against France are being run by an extremist minority.
Macron had commented on the boycott campaigns targeting French products that nothing will make him ever back down, and that he respects all differences in the spirit of peace, as he claimed.